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Walt Disney's FROZEN to Make Network Broadcast Premiere This Holiday Season
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Disney's Academy Award®-winning FROZEN the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will make its network broadcast premiere as part of the Wonderful World of Disney on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 (8:00-10:04 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

BWW's 11 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Netflix's STRANGER THINGS
by Guest Blogger: Lauren Koleszar - Oct 25, 2016

With the setting being a small Indiana town in 1983 and the cause of Will's disappearance being linked to sightings of an alien-like monster, critics are calling this one the perfect combination of Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King, and rightfully so. (more...)

Presidential Documents Added to Lion Heart Autographs Auction in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Presidential memorabilia and documents have never been more relevant than during this turbulent election year. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, Royal Albert Hall, 23 October 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Oct 24, 2016

Celebrating over 20 years of successful Disney shows on Broadway, the West End and around the World, including smash hits such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Aladdin, as well as shorter-running productions, King David, Tarzan and Aida, an all-star cast brought the magic of the movies to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall last night, in the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits. (more...)

The Mountain Play Association Annual Fall Gala SEASONS OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Mountain Play Association is pleased to present their annual fall gala, Seasons of Love - a musical celebration to benefit their 2017 production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...) Unearths The Top 10 Most Terrifying Haunted Attractions In America
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Kate Wetherhead to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineup Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's line-up for the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

BEAUTY & THE BEAST presented by the Warner Stage Company this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Warner Stage Company will bring Disney's Academy Award winning BEAUTY & THE Beast to life on the Warner Main Stage in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale November 5-13. (more...)

Photo Flash: It's Just Peachy at HOLIDAY INN, Existential at SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the ladies of Holiday Inn feeling peachy, Something Rotten's Shakespeare getting existential, and more! (more...)

GREASE LIVE'S! Emily Goglia to Join Brandon Sturiale's Album Release Concert 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Emily Goglia (TV's 'Grease Live!', Rent at La Mirada) will join nine other performers to help songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale celebrate the release of his album So Much More at the Beechman Theatre on Sunday night, Oct. 23rd at 7:30pm. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/22/2016
by - Oct 22, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/22/2016. (more...)

Sophie Okonedo to Join Damien Lewis in Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It is announced today that the Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo will join Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?  Directed by Ian Rickson, the production will play a strictly limited 12 week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24th March to 24th June 2017. (more...)

Avenged Sevenfold 'The Best of 2005-2013', Out 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

On December 2 Warner Bros. will release a best-of compilation package of Avenged Sevenfold's biggest Warner Bros. hits to date. (more...)

Broadway-Aimed THE BOOK OF MERMAN Sets Cast for Industry Reading, Including Carolee Carmello and Mox Von Essen!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Photo Flash: Liz Callaway, Mark Lamos, J. Barclay Collins and More at The Acting Company's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Acting Company honored legendary theatrical director Mark Lamos and distinguished patron of the arts J. Barclay Collins at its annual gala Monday, October 17, at New York's Metropolitan Club, One East 60th St. The event featured cocktails, silent auction, dinner, entertainment and award ceremony. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

'Volume One: The Outsiders' of 'The American Immigrant' Series to be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The politics of immigration have created a lot of impersonal dialogue. 'The American Immigrant' is a means of reconnecting the faces of real people to this controversial topic. Barbaro Garbey left Cuba to become a professional baseball player in America. Rolando Rodriguez was uprooted from Mexico to Texas, and eventually became a well-known pastor. Morris Drachman trekked across the Atlantic to make a living in New York. These are just three stories in 'Volume One: The Outsiders' of 'The American Immigrant' series, out October 20. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Music Theatre International and Subplot Studio Partner to Develop Customizable Show Posters!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) and renowned creative agency Subplot Studio have partnered to revolutionize the way theatrical organizations market their musicals to patrons with the premiere of a new marketing resource. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at DIRTY DANCING, Coming to the Arsht Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting today for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances 'Baby' Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents YOU CAN ONLY TAKE THE ACT 12 TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to present YOU CAN ONLY TAKE THE ACT 12 TIMES, Tracy Egan's new one-woman show about the joyful agony of parenting kids on the verge of fleeing the nest, directed by Rengin Altay.  (more...)

Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre's HAMLET to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Following performances across Europe, including Gdansk Shakespeare Festival; Mercury Theatre Colchester; Craiova International Festival; Park Theatre, London; four theatres in Spain; Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival; and Kronborg Castle, Elsinore Hamletscenen, Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre today announces that their production of Hamlet, adapted by Kelly Hunter, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited run this December.  As well as adapting, Hunter directs Mark Arends (Hamlet), Finlay Cormack (Laertes), David Fielder (Polonius/ Gravedigger), Tom Mannion (Claudius), Katy Stevens (Gertrude) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ophelia). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 31 December. (more...)

Glasgow Opera Club to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Glasgow Light Opera Club (GLOC) is proud to present its production of the much-loved Fiddler on the Roof at the King's Theatre from Tuesday 1-Saturday 5 November. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Gad Dishes on Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST: 'It's Going to Blow Everyone Away'
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

At this week's Children's Hospital Los Angeles Once Upon a Time gala, Tony nominee Josh Gad (BOOK OF MORMON) chatted with ET about Walt Disney's 'magical' live-action reboot of BEAUTY AND THE Beast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Derek Klena and More Hold Court at THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

After six sold-out 'Broadway Princess Parties,' the time has come for Broadway's favorite leading men to stand in the spotlight in The Broadway Prince Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. Hosted by Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, Anastasia's Derek Klena and produced by The Broadway Princess Party's Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala, the very first BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY was an unforgettable manly evening of heroism, bravura, and macho magic. The all-star cast sang the most beloved 'prince' songs of stage and screen.  (more...)

Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. (more...)

Wes Hart, Robby Haltiwanger and Marquis Johnson Join Brandon Sturiale CD Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Wes Hart (West Side Story, Jersey Boys nat'l tour), Robby Haltiwanger (Ghost nat'l tour), and Marquis Johnson (Beauty and The Beast nat'l tour) will join previously announced singers Lored Allred ('The Voice'), Jessica Crouch (We Will Rock You nat'l tour), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis), Dionne Figgins (Motown), Desi Oakley (Les Miserables, Wicked), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), and Ari Wilford (Once) in a celebration of songwriter/pianist Brandon Sturiale's new album So Much More. (more...)

BWW Review: Anneliese van der Pol Shows Off a Touch of Star Quality at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Oct 18, 2016

Invoking Barbra, Judy and a host of other mononymous musical divas, Anneliese van der Pol came to play during her solo show at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 29. Winningly self-deprecating, van der Pol (VANITIES) kept the show moving and refreshingly loose, joking after the first number, 'So I'm Laura Benanti...' (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sarah Primmer of CINDERELLA ON TOUR at Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - Oct 18, 2016

Sarah Primmer was born in Atlanta, Georgia but moved to Connecticut at 7 years old. A classically trained singer, Primmer attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she studied music and theatre. Primmer currently resides in New York City, where she has been for the past 6 years. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Primmer to discuss her past projects along with her current role of Madame in CINDERELLA on Tour. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present SHOCKTOBERFEST 17: PYRAMID OF FREAKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents... Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks - Their 17th Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation which includes five new one-act performances. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company Announces Appointment of Managing Director and New Play Development Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment Rachel Wendte and Deborah Blumenthal as its new Managing Director and New Play Development Director, respectively.  (more...)

Cirque Eloize to Make Cape Town Debut with ID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Cirque Eloize's high-energy production ID, which blends breathtaking acrobatics and street dance, makes its Cape Town debut at the Artscape Theatre Centre next month, transferring to Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg after just fifteen performances. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Open Next Month at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Berkeley Playhouse invites Bay Area audiences to 'be their guest' this holiday season for the company's first ever staging of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

THE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November, starring The X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Roleystone Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

ONE of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time - an affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies and musical comedies - comes to Roleystone Theatre this November and December. (more...)

Photo Flash: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Dante Hall Theater: Behind the Scenes!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

"Little Shop of Horrors," the musical hit, will 'plant' itself at Atlantic City's historic Dante Hall for a limited run of performances starting Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., just in time for the Halloween holiday. (more...)

Spend the Night with THE PHANTOMS...UNMASKED! at Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Miramar Cultural Center (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL) presents the national touring concert attraction, THE PHANTOMS...UNMASKED! on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 8 PM. (more...)

The White Theatre at Jewish Community Center Presents November Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

A tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard will take the stage of The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J) for a three-week November run. (more...)

Vaudezilla to Revamp ANYTHING GOES Show
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

The Burlesque Beast is Back! Devoted Vaudezilla fans will remember the early days, when 'Broadzilla!' was the name of our long-running monthly bar show at Exit. Well, we're bringing back a little of Vaudezilla's history to re-christen our Anything Goes show with the name of the show that started it all. Only this time, the floors aren't as sticky and the lighting is a little better! (more...)

John Keating, Laoisa Sexton and More to Star in THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL at Irish Rep; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL, by Laoisa Sexton. (more...)

Emily Skinner to Star in Reimagined INTO THE WOODS at TUTS; Robert Longbottom to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In a monumental move, Tony Award nominee Robert Longbottom will serve as director and choreographer for a newly conceptualized production of Into The Woods at Theatre Under The Stars this holiday season. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/14/2016 - THE CHERRY ORCHARD Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 14, 2016

This weekend's big news: Broadway's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, starring Diane Lane, opens on Sunday! (more...)

Jeff Nathanson Tapped to Write Live-Action Reboot of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

According to Variety, Jeff Nathanson has signed on as the writer for Disney's latest live-action reboot, The Lion King. As BroadwayWorld reported in September, Jon Favreau is slated to direct the film. Nathanson wrote the screenplay for Catch Me If You Can, which was later adapted into a musical starring Aaron Tveit and Norbert Leo Butz. The Broadway production was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

All-State Honor Production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Set for Thanksgiving Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Nevada Thespians, the state chapter of the Educational Theatre Association, in conjunction with The Clark County School District will be presenting the amateur premier of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A New Musical on November 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the Cashman Theatre. (more...)

Guest Blog: Puppet Designer Yvonne Stone On Creating FRANKENSTEIN's Monster
by Guest Blogger: Yvonne Stone - Oct 13, 2016

Who wouldn't love making a monster? Surely it's the ultimate creative challenge - spending the days in my workshop as a modern day Frankenstein bringing to life to all these inanimate parts. (more...)

Aspire Community Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Meet Aspire Community Theatre, the newest theatrical company in town! Aspire Community Theatre, with the tag 'for the next generation of characters,' is producing their first main stage production!  (more...)

MASTERS OF ILLUSION Star Jason Bishop to Bring STRAIGHT UP MAGIC to New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Jason Bishop, award-winning illusionist and one of the stars of CW's Masters of Illusion, debuts Straight Up Magic at The New Victory Theater from November 18-27, 2016. Combining multiple styles of magic in one thrilling performance, Bishop will also premiere a brand new illusion created specifically for the New Victory stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeremy Quinn of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 13, 2016

*NY REGIONAL PREMIERE  HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. (more...)

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